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Hello, my name is Sadie! Nice to meet you.
I'm from San Diego, California, USA. I've been living in Japan since 2017. I like yoga, playing video games, photography, and singing. I’m also very interested foreign languages. I studied Spanish for several years, took a semester of Italian in college, and have been studying Japanese for about a year. And so, I understand second language learning very well from a student's point of view.
In university, I took part in a language exchange program where I met with international students and helped them with English. In exchange, they taught me about their language and culture. It was a great experience that made me want to teach English in a foreign country. Around that time, I got certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. After obtaining my TEFL certificate, I got a job in Japan teaching at an eikaiwa school for two and a half years. I worked with students of all ages and levels, so please don’t worry!
In my class, making mistakes is 100% okay! Don't be afraid to make them because that's how we learn and get better. It's not a weakness, but a strength! I'd be happy to assist you with any area of English you'd like to practice (free talk, something grammar-related, pronunciation, shadowing, ondoku, practicing a speech or presentation, etc.) so please let me know your preferences! Personally, I enjoy focusing on pronunciation, so if you'd like to practice working on an easy to understand General American accent, then I'm here to help!